The first theater to open in Pioneer Square in over a quarter century, Nordo’s Culinarium has recast the former Elliott Bay Book Company cafe space (in the historic Globe Building) as a 60-seat dinner theater specializing in food-themed entertainment. The theater schedules two main productions per year (spring and fall), along with a plethora of varied entertainment between those runs. The menu served to the audience will include dishes inspired by bar food: spicy nuts, jalapeño poppers stuffed with steak, and oysters. (By the way, the actors serve you your food, but they don’t incorporate you into the production—which will be a relief to those who dread audience participation.) Other events include the Drinkers & Thinkers series, in which a Seattle luminary is paired with a bartender for a moderated talk. “It’s like TED Talks with booze,” says Terry Podgorski, Nordo’s cofounder.
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